Management

Note: Enrollment in 300- and 400-level management courses requires admission to the upper-division of the Business School (including meeting specific GPA requirements and completion of eight Business School pre-major courses with grades of at least C- in all eight courses). Certain courses (MGT 305, MGT 321, MGT 326, MGT 345, MGT 390, MGT 403, MGT 425, MGT 431, MGT 460, MGT 462, and MGT 481) may be taken as part of a pre-approved minor in business with a management concentration.

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MGT 295 Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
Prereq.: ENG 110 with a grade of C- or higher and sophomore standing. Introduction to the principles of management and their application to business. Emphasis on the development of a philosophy of management and interpersonal behavior within organizations.

300s

MGT 305 Human Resource Management 3
Prereq.: MGT 295 (C- or higher); junior standing; and (1) grades of at least C- in the eight pre-major courses and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements or (2) pre-approved minor. Study of the management of human resources. Topics include equal employment opportunity, job analysis, human resource planning, recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, labor/management relations, and related topics.

MGT 321 International Management 3
Prereq.: MGT 295 with a grade of C- or higher; junior standing; and (1) grades of at least C- in the eight pre-major courses and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements or (2) pre-approved minor. An introductory course in the field of international management that focuses on the diverse environmental forces and factors that affect the operations and performance of multinational corporations. A comparative approach is used to develop some comprehension of the wide range of business conditions that exist in various regions of the world. [I]

MGT 326 Business Organizational Behavior 3
Prereq.: MGT 295 with a grade of C- or higher; junior standing; and (1) grades of at least C- in the eight pre-major courses and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements or (2) pre-approved minor. A study of human behavior in organizations. Covers topics such as communication, decision making, team development, leadership, motivation, and productivity. Attention is given to behavioral science methods, research, and findings as applied to organizational management.

MGT 345 Organizational Theory 3
Prereq.: MGT 295 with a grade of C- or higher; junior standing; and (1) grades of at least C- in the eight pre-major courses and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements or (2) pre-approved minor. Provides a systematic understanding of complex business organizations in modern society. The unit of analysis will be the organization and its major subunits. Explores how organizations shape and influence behaviors and develops a conceptual framework for analyzing the design and operation of business corporations and other complex organizations.

MGT 348 Management Systems 3
Prereq.: Grades of at least C- in MGT 295 and the eight pre-major courses, junior standing, and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements. Provides an understanding of the complex sociotechnical systems in organizations. Examines the relationship between technology and social systems by applying general systems theory. Emphasizes the relationship of machines, work processes, and methods to organization structure and human relationships. Alternative strategies for managing change and innovation will be explored.

MGT 390 Management Topics 3
Prereq.: MGT 295 with a grade of at least C-; junior standing; (1) grades of at least C- in the eight pre-major courses and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements or (2) pre-approved minor; and permission of the department chair. Selected topics in management, organization theory, and human resource management. Course content will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. Irregular.

MGT 395 Field Studies in International Business 3
Prereq.: (1) grades of at least C- in the eight pre-major courses and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements or (2) pre-approved minor. Designed to enrich the student's understanding of the world as a marketplace by visiting foreign countries. Students will be able to observe and discuss international business problems with leading business people. On-site seminars will be included. [I]

400s

400-LEVEL CLASSES ARE FOR UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT ONLY, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED WITH "[GR]"

MGT 403 Ethical and Social Issues for the Manager 3
Prereq.: MGT 295 with a grade of C- or higher; junior standing; and (1) grades of at least C- in the eight pre-major courses and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements or (2) pre-approved minor. Defines contemporary ethical issues of managerial and corporate social responsibility and explores the impact of these issues on managerial decision-making behaviors. Emphasizes issues that emerge in the internal as well as external environments of a business organization. Defines societal expectations of organizations regarding corporate social responsibility. [GR]

MGT 425 Labor/Management Relations 3
Prereq.: MGT 295 with a grade of C- or higher; junior standing; and (1) grades of at least C- in the eight pre-major courses and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements or (2) pre-approved minor. Study of issues related to labor-management relations. Topics include collective bargaining, labor-management contracts, contract negotiation and administration, grievance handling, employee discipline, and related topics. Methods for measuring staffing-related criteria are included. [GR]

MGT 431 Compensation and Benefits 3
Prereq.: MGT 305 and STAT 201 with grades of C- or higher; junior standing; and (1) grades of at least C- in the eight pre-major courses and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements or (2) pre-approved minor. Study of compensation theory and practice. Topics include types of compensation and benefits, job analysis, job evaluation, pay structures, wage surveys, pay-for-performance, and methods for administering compensation and benefits. Fall. [GR]

MGT 448 Managing Strategy and Operations 3
Prereq.: Grades of at least C- in FIN 295, MGT 295, MGT 348, MIS 201, and the eight pre-major courses; senior standing; and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements. Examines ways of managing the interface between an organization's strategy and its operations. Operations are activities aimed at creating and delivering products and services of great value and high quality. Involves aligning operational capabilities with strategic direction and integrating resources to meet requirements using contemporary business tools, techniques, and methods.

MGT 460 Staffing 3
Prereq.: MGT 305 with a grade of C- or higher; junior standing; and (1) grades of at least C- in the eight pre-major courses and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements or (2) pre-approved minor. Study of issues related to the staffing of organizations. Topics include job analysis, human resource planning, recruitment, selection, equal employment opportunity, and related topics. Methods of measuring staffing-related criteria are included. Spring. [GR]

MGT 462 International Human Resource Management 3
Prereq.: MGT 305 with a grade of C- or higher; junior standing; and (1) grades of at least C- in the eight pre-major courses and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements or (2) pre-approved minor. Study of human resource issues for multinational organizations. Topics include recruitment, selection, performance, training, career planning, compensation, labor relations, and related topics for expatriates and multicultural workforces. Fall. [I] [GR]

MGT 470 Organizing and Managing for Quality 3
Prereq.: Grades of at least C- in MGT 295 and the eight pre-major classes, junior standing, and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements. Examines leading organizational architecture that employs quality management in all activities of the enterprise. Explores how competitive strength is built by enabling the work force to innovate, so that products and service meet global customer standards. Irregular. [GR]

MGT 471 Managing Knowledge for Business Performance 3
Prereq.: Grades of at least C- in MGT 295 and the eight pre-major courses, junior standing, and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements. For graduate students, permission of department chair and additional work are required. Explores how people in organizations manage processes for creating, sharing, and evaluating knowledge used to improve and innovate business performance. Covers nature of knowledge, communities of practice, intellectual capital, knowledge life cycles, and executing knowledge projects. Irregular. [GR]

MGT 473 Organizing and Managing for Innovation 3
Prereq.: Grades of at least C- in MGT 345 and the eight pre-major courses, junior standing, and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements. Explores contemporary approaches for releasing employee, supplier and customer creativity to constantly innovate what and how an organization produces its products and services. Irregular. [GR]

MGT 480 Strategic Management 3
Prereq.: Grades of at least C- in FIN 295, LAW 250, MC 207, MIS 201, MGT 295, MKT 295, and the eight pre-major courses; acceptance into upper-division of School of Business; meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements; and senior standing. Examines the role of a company's executive team in defining its long-term competitive direction. Focuses on the strategic management process of formulating and implementing the organization's mission, goals, strategies, and plans. Must be taken at CCSU for credit to be counted in any CCSU business program of study.

MGT 495 Seminar in International Business 3
Prereq.: Senior standing or permission of instructor. Advanced study of current trends in the global business environment. Emphasis will be on competitive advantage and a critical analysis of contemporary international business issues. May be taken under different topics for up to 6 credits. Spring. [I]

MGT 497 Internship/Independent Study in Management and Organization 1 TO 3
Prereq.: Grades of at least C- in MGT 295 and the eight pre-major courses, junior standing, meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements; and approved Special Project Request Form. Students with approved proposals identify and investigate managerial problem areas as well as organizational growth and development phenomena. Progress and performance are monitored and evaluated by the faculty advisor who has approved the study project. Activity may be either research oriented or an internship. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

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