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Business Management (BMGT) 2014-2015

These are 2014-2015 course descriptions.

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BMGT 1008 21st Century Workplace Skills (On Demand)

2 credits
In this fundamental course, students learn basic skills needed to gain entry to and thrive in a rapidly changing workplace environment. This course is not recommended for business majors.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Instructor consent is required

BMGT 1101 Principles of Business (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course provides an overview of the various functions and activities of business enterprises. Marketing, human resources, accounting and finance, and operations are examined. Additionally, the topics of globalization and economics are covered. Students will learn important business terms and definitions. It is recommended that the student complete COLS 1100 before enrolling in this course.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 0190           Lab fee: $2.00

BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course introduces the student to management themes and the five primary skill sets required to be a successful manager. This course provides opportunities for students to begin to learn, develop, and apply managerial skills through personal assessments and the study of temperament and personality type. It also offers an introduction to various skill concepts and behavior models. Recommended: Student should complete COLS 1100 before enrolling in this course.
Lecture: 1 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 0190           Lab fee: $2.00

BMGT 1111 Management (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
The basic management functions of planning, organizing, leading, controlling and staffing business organizations are covered. This course also provides an introduction to fundamental concepts and applications of individual, group, and organizational behavior in the workplace. The organization is viewed as a system of interdependent parts which interacts with the outside environment. Topics include management theory, global business trends, leadership, motivation, communication and problem solving, foundations of organizational behavior, perception and individual decision-making, values, attitudes, and the foundations of group behavior. It is recommended that the student complete COLS 1100 before enrolling in this course.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $2.00

BMGT 2211 Organizational Behavior (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts and applications of individual, group, and organizational behavior in the workplace. Topics include foundations of organizational behavior, perception and individual decision making, values, attitudes, the foundations of group behavior, understanding work teams, and organizational dynamics.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: BMGT 1111

BMGT 2216 Business Ethics (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course introduces students to contemporary ethical issues in business, ethical decision-making strategies, and the laws which shape the ethical behavior of business organizations and their employees. Critical thinking and the application of ethical principles in the workplace are emphasized. This course has a heavy writing component. Students may be required to work in groups. Recommended: Student should complete COLS 1100 before enrolling in this course.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100           Lab fee: $6.00

BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course introduces the fundamental considerations in starting a new small business venture.  Additionally the course focuses on selected critical aspects of a feasibility study and business plan. Areas include market research and analysis, identifying sources of revenue, location analysis, pricing, and determining the feasibility of an opportunity.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $2.00

BMGT 2232 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
Topics covered in this course include various operational areas of entrepreneurship. Emphasis is given to implementing a marketing plan, detailed financial forecasting, cash flows and sources of financing. Special attention will be given to improving presentation skills by presenting a final business plan at the end of the semester.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100 and BMGT 2231  
Lab fee: $2.00

BMGT 2245 Introduction to Non-Profit Management (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course traces the history, philosophy, and societal role of nonprofits in the United States, and how social sector organizations today compare organizationally to public and private sector organizations. Additionally, this course explores the characteristics of effective and ethical management and leadership in nonprofit organizations. Finally, this course examines the roles of the executive director, the board, staff and volunteers. Recommended: Student complete COLS 1100 before enrolling in this course.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100

BMGT 2246 Operational Management of Nonprofit Organizations (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course focuses on the ‘tactics’ of strategy implementation in a nonprofit organization. It answers the question: “Now that we have determined our mission and strategic goals, what do we have to do to get there?” The course explores human resource development and supervision, program planning, managing volunteers, outcome assessment and measurement, board and committee development, and risk management. Recommended: Student should complete COLS 1100 before enrolling in this course.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100

BMGT 2247 Legal & Financial Nonprofit Management (A, SP)

3 credits
This course introduces the legal and financial issues relevant to managing a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Issues to be addressed include organizing the entity, qualifying for and maintaining nonprofit status, principles of fundraising, and strategic marketing. Financial areas covered include the principles of fiscal responsibility for nonprofits, as well as cost accounting, budgeting, the presentation of financial statements, proposed development, and in-kind resources. Recommended: Student should complete COLS 1100 before enrolling in this course.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100

BMGT 2250 Project Management Principles (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course introduces students to the basic concepts of project management. Students learn to define the scope of a project; minimize change of scope; establish goals; define dependency networks; communicate the project plan; use Program Evaluation and Review Techniques (PERT) charts and Critical Path Management; schedule projects; establish tasks, sub tasks, and milestones; and assign resources. Recommended: Student should complete COLS 1100 before enrolling in this course.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours            Lab fee: $2.00

BMGT 2251 Project Management Techniques (A SP)

3 credits
Students will learn to use a variety of Project Management tools, such as breakdown structures, resource and time estimating, resources allocation, GANTT charts, earned value, PERT charts, and critical path analysis. Recommended: Student should complete COLS 1100 before enrolling in this course.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: BMGT 2250          Lab fee: $2.00

BMGT 2253 Conflict Management (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course provides students with a basis and a context for effectively managing conflict. The course covers advanced concepts of emotional intelligence and emotional intelligence competencies, a critical thinking model, various models of conflict management, dealing with disruptive and antagonistic behaviors, and the nine elements of effective conflict management. The course focuses on theory and practical application and is designed to equip managers with both the basic theoretical knowledge and initial practical experience needed to manage conflict effectively
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: BMGT 1102, BMGT 1111          Lab fee: $2.00

BMGT 2254 Negotiation (A, SP)

3 credits
This course provides students with an overview of several negotiation skills and techniques used in business as well as other endeavors. Topics include a review of basic and advanced game theory, negotiation preparation, skill analysis, verbal/non-verbal communication, conflict of interest ethics, negotiating change, international/cross cultural considerations, and evaluating final outcome of negotiations. Students will become familiar with the application of tools, techniques, and methodologies that enhance strategies best suited for each situation.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENGL 1100          Lab fee: $3.00

BMGT 2258 Enterprise Planning & Analysis (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course provides students with a review of operations, including service and manufacturing. It includes a review of tools, techniques, and methodologies that enhance organizational problem-solving, planning, and process analysis and improvement. Students will become familiar with application of these tools and learn which is best suited to a particular organizational challenge.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: MATH 1030 or MATH 1050 or STAT 1350 and placement into ENGL 1100            Lab fee: $2.00

BMGT 2280 Professional Development (A, SP)

1 credit
In this course, each student will examine his/her individual career development in their selected program of study and build a professional electronic portfolio displaying course projects that demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Course activities will include assessing their program competencies, analyzing social capital, conducting informational interviews, learning proper business etiquette, and completing related job-search activities such as developing a professional resume and honing interviewing and networking skills
Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Completion of 24 credit hours or permission of instructor             Lab fee: $8.00

BMGT 2299 Case Studies in Strategic Management (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course is a capstone course for graduating Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Accounting students and provides students an in-depth examination of corporate strategic planning. The course focuses on the application and reinforcement of the various functional disciplines and concepts of preceding business coursework. A framework for competitive company and industry analysis is provided. Students will apply decision-making, problem-solving, and accounting and financial analysis in reviewing contemporary businesses and industries, thereby strengthening business acumen. Instructor permission required.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Instructor permission required          Lab fee: $16.00

BMGT 2499 Nonprofit Management Capstone (A, SP)

3 credits
This course is a project-based capstone learning experience that will facilitate the application of knowledge acquired in BMGT 2245, 2246, and 2247 to a contemporary problem or initiative in a nonprofit organization. Leadership strategies relevant to a nonprofit organizational context and professional motivation and commitment will also be explored.
Lecture: 3 hours
Instructor permission required
Prerequisite: BMGT 2247

BMGT 2599 Project Management Capstone (A, SP)

3 credits
In this capstone course for the Project Management Certification program, students use the knowledge they gained from BMGT 2250 and BMGT 2251 to manage a comprehensive project. The project may be real or a case study.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: BMGT 2250, BMGT 2251

BMGT 2901 BMGT Seminar/Practicum (A, SP)

3 credits
In the practicum, students will work in an advisor-approved position to reinforce and apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their Business Management coursework. This practicum will involve the workplace supervisor under the guidance of a Business Management faculty member. The seminar will assist students in integrating and applying their business knowledge and skills during their work experience.
Seminar: 1 hour, Practicum: 14 hours
Instructor permission required
Prerequisite: ACCT 1212

BMGT 2902 Entrepreneurship Seminar/Practicum (A, SP)

3 credits
The practicum provides a supervised, cooperative work experience with on-the-job application of knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom. The seminar allows students to report on management knowledge gained in specific areas of the practicum.
Seminar: 1 hour - Practicum: 14 hours
Instructor permission required
Prerequisite: BMGT 2232