Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Edition

MGT • Management

MGT 200 · Business in a Digital World   3 Credits

How the growth of digital communication and information sharing has fundamentally changed the nature of business in the 21st Century. Topics include the growth of the Internet, social media, online retailing, business intelligence, and the security and use of customer data.

MGT 310 · Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions   3 Credits

Application of statistical methods and techniques for informed strategic decision making. Students use business applications and analytics to recommend solutions for improved organizational performance.

Prerequisite: STAT 280.

MGT 320 · Financial Management and Markets   3 Credits

Examination of financial management principles and practices. Students analyze concepts related to corporate finance, investments, and capital markets within a global business context. The course also focuses on financial statement analysis, long-term financial planning, and implementation of organizational performance measures.

Prerequisite: ACC 210. Students cannot earn credit for both LEAD 330 and MGT 320.

MGT 340 · Introduction to Business Analytics   3 Credits

Analysis of data for strategic and informed decision making. Students utilize data analytics to make customer-driven, profit-maximizing business decisions.

MGT 350 · Marketing and E-Commerce   3 Credits

This course examines the theories and practices of marketing products domestically and globally. The course offers an in-depth study of the primary concepts of marketing and the transition to E-Commerce and how social media has changed advertising and the distribution of products and services. Students examine the concept of global homogenization and consumer behavior.

MGT 370 · Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiations   3 Credits

This course examines the theories and practices of cross-cultural communication and the process of negotiating with members and teams from another culture. The course prepares student to; lead a negotiations process, address conflicts, view diverse ethical paradigms, problem solve, creation of innovative alternatives, summarization, clarify points, gain consensus and to view their interactions from another’s perspective.

MGT 380 · Information Systems Management   3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the functions of information systems and how systems aid firms on creating value while maximizing efficiency and increasing competitiveness. Students evaluate systems design, database management, networking communications, security, privacy, policy, legal and ethics issues associated with technology.

MGT 395 · Project Management   3 Credits

Examination of the processes, best practices, and tools used for effective project management. Students evaluate project requirements and plan for a project implementation using industry standard methods, analyze implementation requirements for global project management, and examine project management roles across disciplines.

Previously MGT 390. Students cannot earn credit for both MGT 390 and MGT 395.

MGT 415 · Operations Management   3 Credits

Decision-making and control of the allocation of personnel, materials, and machine utilization in a manufacturing environment. The course addresses issues related to the handling and control of materials, inventory, purchasing, and quality control.

MGT 450 · International Business   3 Credits

Survey of issues in international business. Students investigate major topics in globalization. The focus is on managing and engaging in ethical business practices in an international environment, understanding the global monetary system, and developing an international perspective. Students evaluate trade, global institutions, political structures, supply chain processes, and cross-cultural interactions.

MGT 460 · Leadership and People   3 Credits

Examination of the primary theories and principles of leadership within culturally diverse business contexts. Students develop a personal philosophy of leadership, evaluate how to motivate employees, and develop strategies to inspire leadership qualities in others through the creation of a shared vision.

Students cannot earn credit for both LEAD 320 and MGT 460.

MGT 480 · Strategic Management and Policy   3 Credits

Examination of strategic planning, policies, and implementation processes. Students engage in organizational analysis to assess the alignment of organizational vision, goals, processes, and strategies. Students will evaluate the organization’s strategic direction through a Christian values framework.

MGT 485 · Management and Organizational Behavior   3 Credits

Introduction to the management of individual and group behavior within organizations. Key topics include organizational culture and structure, interpersonal communications, and a Christ-centered approach to management.

MGT 490 · Entrepreneurship and Innovation   3 Credits

This course serves as the capstone for the BAM curriculum. Students are first exposed to the theories, concepts and practices of entrepreneurship and innovation and then create, develop, analyze and implement an innovative/entrepreneurial project with their current employer or develop a distinct business plan. Students utilize knowledge and skills gained from prior course in completing their project or plan.

MGT 495 · International Study   3 Credits

Students have two options for completing MGT 495. Option one; students complete the course as a 7-14 day travel abroad course in conjunction with ECO 440 or MGT 450. Option two; students complete an in-depth regional study and analysis. The course offers students the opportunity to experience another culture and business practices. Students complete assigned readings and a project on the selected country.

MGT 499 · Directed Study   1 Credit

In response to an organizational case study problem, students prepare an applied research project in which they review the pertinent literature, analyze the ethical issues, evaluate possible approaches to solving the problem, formulate recommendations, present an implementation plan, summarize their findings, and apply them to their personal and professional lives.

Prerequisite: senior standing.