Department of Management

Management

This major emphasizes the integrative nature of the management discipline in planning, organizing, directing, and controlling contemporary profit and non-profit organizations. The program includes the study of both qualitative and quantitative contributions from the management sciences to provide the student with modern analytic concepts, tools, and techniques that can be used as aids to managerial decision-making. The impacts of the international environment and of the social responsibilities of managers receive special attention across the broad range of management courses. Various teaching methods are used in an effort to bring reality to classroom considerations of relevant business problems. The student who wishes to major in management can select one of five options:

  1. the management major without an area of emphasis;
  2. the management major with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and innovation;
  3. the management major with an emphasis in hospitality management;
  4. the management major with an emphasis in human resource management; or
  5. the management major with an emphasis in operations management.

Management Major Without an Area of Emphasis

This major is intended to expose students to entrepreneurship, hospitality management, human resources, and operations management, as well as general management principles and practices.

Emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This emphasis is designed for persons whose career aspirations include starting, managing, and developing their own businesses. The distinguishing characteristic of the emphasis is that it focuses on teaching students how to assume total responsibility for a business enterprise. This emphasis is especially appealing to self-motivated individuals who prefer to be their own bosses and who are unafraid of expressing and taking action on their ideas.

Emphasis in Hospitality Management

This Hospitality Program is designed to prepare students for careers in Restaurant or Hotel Management. Upon the completion of course work a semester long paid internship is required. This is intended to give students hands-on experience to complement their studies and to serve as a bridge to help start their careers.

Emphasis in Human Resource Management (HRM)

The human resource management emphasis allows a student to specialize in the study of personnel administration and human resource management. While this emphasis is especially appealing to individuals whose career aspirations are focused on working in the human resources management areas, the collection of courses included in this emphasis are relevant to managers in all areas of today’s organizations.

Emphasis in Operations Management (OM)

The operations management emphasis allows the student to prepare for positions in manufacturing and other organizations with operations departments and for management careers in manufacturing and service organizations. While much of the course work focuses on manufacturing management, the approaches that are covered and the skills that are developed are generalizable to service operations and supply chain management.

HNRM   2333   Intro to Hotel & Restaur Indus

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the history of services management, the organizational forms and professional opportunities in the hospitality industry.

HNRM   3090   Selected Topics in Hotel and Restaurant Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides students with the opportunity to study contemporary and international topics and issues relevant to the hotel and restaurant management profession.

Cross Listing(s): HNRM   3090S.

HNRM   3090S   Selected Topics in Hotel and Restaurant Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides students with the opportunity to study contemporary and international topics and issues relevant to the hotel and restaurant management profession.

Cross Listing(s): HNRM   3090.

HNRM   3331   Hospitality Industry Management I

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the history of services management, the organizational forms and professional opportunities in the hospitality industry.

HNRM   3336   Hotel Operations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on four major lodging management components: service management, operations management, developing leadership potential and employee productivity.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following HNRM   3331 and ACCT   2030 or ACCT   2101 and ACCT   2102.

HNRM   3337   Promoting the Hospitality Industry

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course applies marketing concepts to the promotion of hotel and restaurant operations.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in HNRM   3331.

HNRM   3338   Hospitality Industry Management II

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course applies the principles of management and human resources to hotel and restaurant operations.

Prerequisite(s): HNRM   3331.

Cross Listing(s): HNRM   3338S.

HNRM   3338S   Hosp Ind Mgmt 2

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course applies the principles of management and human resources to hotel and restaurant operations.

Prerequisite(s): HNRM   3331.

Cross Listing(s): HNRM   3338.

HNRM   4334   Food and Beverage Operations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Emphasis is placed on strategic planning, the budgetary process, productivity, purchasing and the use of technological advances affecting profitability and customer satisfaction in a food serve facility.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in HNRM   3331 and HNRM   3337.

HNRM   4335   Restaurant Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course focuses on various aspects of restaurant management including guest service, employee supervision, food procurement, reservations and inventory control.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in HNRM   3331.

HNRM   4336   Hospitality Issues and Perspectives

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The study of organizations, strategic planning and implementation, leadership and decision processes in the hospitality industry.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in HNRM   3331 and HNRM   3336.

HNRM   4730   Internship in Hospitality Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Supervised work-study program in a hotel, restaurant or resort. Students are expected to be employed in a full-time, semester-long position with a business that is approved by HNRM Internship Director.

HNRM   4899   Directed Individual Study

1-6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides the student with the opportunity to investigate an area of interest under the direction of a faculty mentor.

MGNT   3130   Principles of Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides an overview of the management function, with emphasis on managerial planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   3130, MGNT   3130S.

MGNT   3130H   Principles of Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides an overview of the management function, with emphasis on managerial planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore academic standing (minimum of 30 credit hours).

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   3130, MGNT   3130S.

MGNT   3130S   Principles of Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides an overview of the management function, with emphasis on managerial planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore academic standing (minimum of 30 credit hours).

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   3130, MGNT   3130H.

MGNT   3134   Behavior in Organizations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An advanced course that examines the determinants and consequences of human behavior in formal organizations. Specific focus is on the individual, interpersonal, and group processes which underlie Organizational Behavior.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3130.

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   3134S.

MGNT   3134S   Behavior in Organizations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An advanced course that examines the determinants and consequences of human behavior in formal organizations. Specific focus is on the individual, interpersonal, and group processes which underlie Organizational Behavior.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3130.

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   3134.

MGNT   3234   Entrepreneurship

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study in the processes of innovation, opportuntiy recognition, and the business modeling processes involved in a variety of entrepreneurial contexts.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" and prior or concurrent enrollment in MGNT   3130.

MGNT   3235   Leadership in Organizations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Leadership and management are distinctly-different phenomena; to do either well requires distinctly-different skills. This course builds a bridge between the literature of leadership and its practical application. Though non-exhaustive, we explore leadership from four, broad perspectives: effective leader behaviors, the role of power and influence, the impact of situational moderators, and essential skill sets.

Prerequisite(s): MGNT   3130.

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   3235H.

MGNT   3235H   Leadership in Organizations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Leadership and management are distinctly-different phenomena; to do either well requires distinctly-different skills. This course builds a bridge between the literature of leadership and its practical application. Though non-exhaustive, we explore leadership from four, broad perspectives: effective leader behaviors, the role of power and influence, the impact of situational moderators , and essential skill sets.

Prerequisite(s): MGNT   3130.

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   3235.

MGNT   3334   Human Resource Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey course of the fundamentals of human resource management in organizations. The basics of Human Resource Management, systems, policies, and practices relative to functional areas such as workforce planning, employment, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, occupational health, safety and security will be covered. COBA students must earn a "C" or better in this class. Students with declared majors in other fields must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours.

Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment in and a minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3130.

MGNT   3430   Operations Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Application of the principles of management to the planning, control, design, operation, and updating of operational systems both in the manufacturing and service sectors.

Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment in and a minimum grade of "C" in BUSA   3131 or STAT   2231 and at least 55 hours earned.

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   3430H.

MGNT   3430H   Operations Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Application of the principles of management to the planning, control, design, operation, and updating of operational systems both in the manufacturing and service sectors.

Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment in and a minimum grade of "C" in BUSA   3131 or STAT   2231 and Junior standing.

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   3430.

MGNT   3437   Service Operations Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Students will become familiar with the various Operations Management decisions required in managing a service business. Analytical models which support these decisions will be presented and discussed. Students will also become familiar with application of these principles and models through analysis of actual firms and service firm cases.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in BUSA   3131 or STAT   2231.

MGNT   4030   Special Topics in Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A customized course that allows students to pursue further study in a specific management topic at the frontier of an area of research or a contemporary topic related to current real-world events.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3130.

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   4030S.

MGNT   4030S   Special Topics in Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A customized course that allows students to pursue further study in a specific management topic at the frontier of an area of research or a contemporary topic related to current real-world events.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3130.

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   4030, LSTD   4334.

MGNT   4230   International Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides an appreciation for and an understanding of the operations of the multinational firm. Prevailing management practices of selected international companies are studied in-depth. A semester long project with a cultural focus is required.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3130.

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   4230S.

MGNT   4230S   International Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides an appreciation for and an understanding of the operations of the multinational firm. Prevailing management practices of selected international companies are studied in-depth. A semester long project with a cultural focus is required.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3130.

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   4230.

MGNT   4234   Small Business Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides an introduction to the unique attributes of small businesses.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3130.

MGNT   4235   Applied Small Business Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An applied course that focuses upon the innovation and management within small businesses. Students work in project management teams within the context of existing businesses, applying innovative problem solving to management issues.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" and prior or concurrent enrollment in MGNT   3130 and MGNT   4234.

MGNT   4236   New Venture Planning

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This is a project-based course in which students, working in small groups, research and develop a business plan for a new venture. With tutorial guidance, students will select an entrepreneurial idea and develop it into a comprehensive and fully detailed, written business plan. All aspects of the business must be thoroughly researched and the written plan must include three years' financial projections. In the final week of the course, students will make a formal presentation of their plan and be interviewed by an enterprise panel with the aim of obtaining funding for the venture. The enterprise panel may include a bank manager, a business angel and/or a venture capitalist.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" and prior or concurrent enrollment in MGNT   3130 and MGNT   3234.

MGNT   4332   Compensation and Benefits

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to design and implement comprehensive compensation and benefit systems. Topics include the development of compensation strategy, internal pay structures, the role of job analysis and performance evaluation, the rewarding individuals and groups, and administration of employee benefits.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3130, MGNT   3334, BUSA   3131.

MGNT   4333   Human Resource Information Systems

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of how human resource information systems are applied in organizations to support organizational strategy, improve efficiency and flexibility, increase productivity and performance, and ensure compliance with employment law. The focus will be on merging computer technology with a strategic human resource management perspective.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3334.

Cross Listing(s): CISM   4333 and MGNT   4333S.

MGNT   4333S   Human Resource Information Systems

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of how human resource information systems are applied in organizations to support organizational strategy, improve efficiency and flexibility, increase productivity and performance, and ensure compliance with employment law. The focus will be on merging computer technology with a strategic human resource management perspective.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3334.

Cross Listing(s): CISM   4333 and MGNT   4333.

MGNT   4334   Employment Law and Legislative Compliance

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An overview of the current issues in the work environment related to the job selection process, equal employment opportunity, and the rights of workers on the market.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3130.

Cross Listing(s): LSTD   4334 and MGNT   4334S.

MGNT   4334S   Workplace Legislative Compliance

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An overview of the current issues in the work environment related to the job selection process, equal employment opportunity, and the rights of workers on the market.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3130.

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   4334.

MGNT   4335   Labor Relations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the history and the functions of labor organizations with reference to such areas as trade unions and public policy; the structure, government, and objectives of trade unions; the collective bargaining process; and the labor market.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3130.

MGNT   4338   Staffing, Training, and Development

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of human resources planning, recruiting, and selection followed by a detailed investigation of training programs, evaluation of training, and personnel development.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3130 and MGNT   3334.

MGNT   4431   Purchasing and Negotiation

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The nature of today's business environment places great importance on organizational sourcing. This course helps students to better comprehend the various supply management decisions required to effectively contribute to organizational strategies. The course will introduce key areas of purchasing (supply management) and develop skills in negotiation. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to apply conceptual and analytical approaches to better influence and direct decisions where supply meets demand.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in BUSA   3131.

MGNT   4435   Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is an introduction to understanding process excellence and continuous improvement with a focus on Six Sigma. Course content will cover how to identify, document, analyze, and improve process mapping and value stream mapping will be discussed. The Six Sigma process will be leveraged to provide students the tools necessary to identify root causes, develop innovative solutions and maintain control of any process improvements. The content of this course aligns with the coverage of the ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt Certification exam, as such, successful completion of this course should also lead to successful outcome on the ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt Certification exam.

Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment in and a minimum grade of "C" in BUSA   3131 or STAT   2231 and BBA status or 55 hours for non-BBA student.

MGNT   4436   Supply Chain Analytics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to advance analytical skills for effective supply chain decision-making involving big data. Use of sophisticated analytical techniques to design and manage efficient and effective operations and processes will be covered. Formulation and interpretation of models supported by both spreadsheet based and advanced process modeling software will be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in MGNT   3430.

MGNT   4438   Global Operations in Supply Networks

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The growing tendency of firms to focus on their core competences, and the resulting vertical disintegration of activities, has required a more holistic and global view of operations functions. Firms have increasingly extended their operations beyond firm and home country boundaries, forming webs of interdependent interactions across the world. This course will cover and integrate concepts and topics related to the role of operations management in the design and management of global supply chains.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3430.

MGNT   4790   Internship in Management

3-6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A supervised work-study program in selected business firms throughout the southeast. Any student enrolled in the internship program will be required to work for one full semester.

MGNT   4830   Special Problems in Management

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A customized course that is under the direction of a faculty sponsor. This course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue studies at a level or on topics not covered in scheduled courses. The scope and nature of the material covered is determined in consultation with the faculty sponsor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3130 and permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   4830S.

MGNT   4830S   Special Problems in Management

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A customized course that is under the direction of a faculty sponsor. This course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue studies at a level or on topics not covered in scheduled courses. The scope and nature of the material covered is determined in consultation with the faculty sponsor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGNT   3130 and permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   4830.

MGNT   4890   Directed Study in Management

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed for independent study and research in selected areas of management under faculty supervision.

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   4890H.

MGNT   4890H   Directed Study in Management

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed for independent study and research in selected areas of management under faculty supervision.

Cross Listing(s): MGNT   4890.

Chair(s): ROBERT C. HOELL

Professor(s): ALLEN AMASON, CONSTANCE R. CAMPBELL, HARRISON S. CARTER (Emeritus), LLOYD NOLAN DOSIER (Emeritus), RUSSELL L. KENT (Emeritus), EUGENE C. MURKISON (Emeritus), WILLIAM W. McCARTNEY (Emeritus), JAMES MICHAEL McDONALD (Emeritus), LEO G. PARRISH (Emeritus), JOHN R. PICKETT (Emeritus), BARBARA A. PRICE (Emeritus), RONALD E. SHIFFLER (Emeritus), ROBERT A. WELLS (Emeritus)

Associate Professor(s): HOWARD LESLIE FURR, JOHN E. GUTKNECHT (Emeritus), JOHN W. HENRY (Emeritus), ROBERT C. HOELL, JOHN J. LEAPTROTT (Emeritus), WILLIAM I. NORTON, LAWRENCE D. STALCUP, DONALD C. WHALEY (Emeritus)

Assistant Professor(s): STEVEN D. CHARLIER, DAVID S. JIANG, YOON HEE KIM, JIE GUO McCARDLE, CINDY HOUSE RANDALL, MARY BETH ROUSSEAU, DAVID SIKORA, STEVEN STEWART

Lecturer(s): SARA J. GRIMES, STANLEY SUBOLESKI

Limited-Term Instructor(s): JOSEPH ROUSSEAU