Management (620)

52:620:214 Introduction to Business Stats (3)
This course is an introduction to the concepts, theory and statistical tools for analyzing business conditions, forecasting and decision making. Provides the knowledge base for collecting, organizing and summarizing data and includes such topics as sampling, classifying, frequency distribution, dispersion, regression and correlation analysis, and forecasting. Open to BABA students only.

52:620:215 Quantitative Business Skills (3)
This course is designed to provide a mathematical foundation for students interested in majoring in business and economics.  Topics include review of basic algebra, linear equations, functions and graphs, mathematics of finance  (including simple and compound interest, future and present value of annuity), systems of linear equations, limits and derivatives as well as integration.

52:620:216 Applied Business Statistics (3)
This course will provide business students with additional statistical tools used in analyzing business conditions, forecasting, and decision making. Instead of focusing on theoretical formulae, students will learn to apply these tools for analyzing and interpreting data routinely collected by businesses in order to formulate marketing strategies, financial plans, and investment decisions. Provides the knowledge base and practical examples of how to select and apply appropriate statistical techniques and to interpret and communicate results. Students will work in teams to collect and analyze data on a local business and present written and oral reports on their statistical findings.

52:620:301 Ethics and Social Responsibility of Business (3)
Economic, legal, ethical, and social issues that arise out of a business organization’s relationships with such internal and external stakeholders as employees, clients, customers, the government, and the public at large. This course meets the School of Business requirements for an ethics course under the general education requirements.

52:620:303 Organizational Behavior (3)
An examination of the human dynamics in organizations, focusing on individuals and small groups in organizational settings. Concentrates on communication, leadership, control systems, organization structures, and the thinking of leading organization theorists.
Prerequisite: Must have at least sophomore standing (30 credits) in School of Business-Camden (52).

52:620:310 Ethics and Law in Business (3)
Explores the ethics and the intersection with a variety of laws that impact business practice–whether mutually supportive, seemingly contradictory, or areas in which law does not currently exist for direct comparison.  This course meets the School of Business requirement for an ethics course under the general education requirements.

52:620:311 Civic Engagement (3)
A service learning course that includes active participation in community service, along with studying its foundations and relevance for business professionals.  Projects vary by semester, ranging from standard volunteerism to more complex partnerships with established community groups.  A notable portion of course time will be outside the classroom, so scheduling may not be standard; details for each offering must be considered at time of enrollment to avoid conflicts. Because it includes instruction in a variety of approaches to ethical behavior, this course meets the School of Business requirements for an ethics course under the general education requirements.

52:620:315 Corporate Restructuring and Turnarounds (3)
Analyzes the reasons companies underperform, provides diagnostic tools to identify problems, and discusses the means for pushing a company to superior performance. Topics include headcount management; price strategy; new products and revenue streams; asset management; analysis of products, customers, facilities, and divisions; process improvement; and cost analysis and execution.
Prerequisite: Must have at least sophomore standing (30 credits) in School of Business Camden (52).

52:620:320 Total Quality Management (3)
Key principles of Total Quality Management including information and analysis, strategic quality planning, process quality management, operational results, and customer satisfaction. Focus on increasing productivity through continuous improvement in quality.
Prerequisite: 50:960:183 or 50:960:283.

52:620:321 Management Science I (3)
Applications of quantitative models drawn from operations research and basic mathematics as applied to simple and multiple criteria decision problems in organizations.
Prerequisite: 50:960:283 or 50:960:183.

52:620:325 Operations Management (3)

A study of the methods used to solve problems typically confronted in the management of production facilities and office services. Topics include the location and layout of facilities and operations, methods analysis and work measurement, materials handling, production control, inventory control, quality control, office automation, budgeting, and decision making.
Prerequisite: 50:960:283 or 50:960:183.

52:620:326 Supply Chain Strategy (3)
Examines how to improve supply chain interactions in various functional areas (such as engineering, information systems, logistics, operations, purchasing, and sales) across a range of industries; implementation of integrated supply chain strategy.
Prerequisites: 50:960:283

52:620:369 Multinational Business (3)
The theoretical and practical aspects of a firm operating in an international environment, problems and risks that may be encountered, and various bases for profitable operations.

52:620:401  Leadership (3)
Analyzes the skills necessary to lead individuals, teams, and organizations in the 21st century. Exemplary topics include theoretical models of leadership, the influence of technology on leadership practices, the foundations of a diverse workforce and its implications for leadership, motivation of the post-baby boomer generations, decision-making in fast-changing environments, and leading yourself. Practical exercises will help the students to develop their own leadership style.
Prerequisite: 52:620:303

52:620:420 International Study Management-South Africa (3)
The School of Business-Camden offers a 3-credit course on doing business in South Africa. The course highlight is a 12-day study trip over spring break to South Africa, where students visit businesses and government/community enterprises to learn about management and marketing opportunities, challenges, and practices in this region. Course meetings will be scheduled prior to the trip, accompanied by student presentations following the trip.
Prerequisite: Special permission number from instructor required.

52:620:421 International Study Management-France (3)
The School of Business-Camden offers a study program on doing business in France. The program highlight is a 10-day study trip to France, where we will visit businesses and government institutions to learn more about management and marketing practices in this region. Introduction to the concepts, framework, and issues of global business and how they influence management decisions: multinational firms, international trade, and the cultural, political, institutional, social, and economic environment of the global marketplace.
Prerequisite: Special permission number from instructor required.

52:620:422 International Study Management-Brazil (3)
The School of Business-Camden offers a 3-credit course on doing business in Brazil. The course highlight is a 12-day study trip over spring break to Brazil, where students visit businesses and government/community enterprises to learn about management and marketing opportunities, challenges, and practices in this region.  Course meetings will be scheduled prior to the trip, accompanied by student presentations following the trip.
Prerequisite: Special permission number from instructor required.

52:620:423 International Study Management-Argentina (3)
The study and field trip will relate the history, culture, economy, politics, and geography of Argentina to conducting business and career development. In addition to study at home, students and faculty will travel to Argentina to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of this country and international business.
Prerequisite: Special permission number from instructor required.

52:620:450 Business Policy (3)
An integrative course in general management oriented to an overall view of policy formulation from the perspective of senior managers. Case studies used as supplementary readings. Students expected to analyze situations, isolate major problems, and recommend solutions.
Prerequisites: 52:390:301, 52:620:303, 52:620:325 (or 620:321) and 52:630:321.

52:620:483 Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation (3)
Concentrates on the start up of new venture. The main objectives are (1) understanding entrepreneurs, (2) seeking and evaluating opportunities for new ventures, and (3) marshaling resources to convert these opportunities into businesses. Students conduct a feasibility analysis and write a business plan for a new venture they have chosen.
Prerequisite: 52:010:101.

52:620:486 Developing a Consulting Business (3)
Analyzes the issues in starting and growing a consulting business, and develops a plan for implementation.

52:620:487 Independent Study in Management (BA)
Individual study under the supervision of the management faculty, usually on a specified project or paper, to deepen and broaden the student’s professional horizon and enrich the educational experience.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

52:620:488 Strategic Management of Technology (3)
Explores the challenges faced by a general manager in the creation and exploitation of new technologies and innovations. The first module of the course deals with technology evolution, forecasting, and assessment of new technologies; creation of technological competencies; organization of the innovation process; and strategies for exploiting innovations. The second module analyzes the strategic and organizational implications of e-commerce and emerging innovations.

52:620:489 Corporate Reorganization and Turnaround Strategy (3)
Examines the financial and accounting correlates of corporate insolvency; develops strategies for turning around a firm, including accounting, financial, legal, management, and marketing policies; and illustrates the concepts through several case studies.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

52:620:490 Mergers and Acquisitions (3)
Explores the incentives and processes for using various modes of corporate development to achieve corporate strategic objectives; use of mergers, acquisitions, and alliances for corporate growth and capability building; analytical techniques used in corporate development decisions as well as process issues, such as negotiation strategies, competitive bidding, and post-merger integration; problems faced in managing acquisitions; and alternative modes of market entry, such as joint ventures and internal development.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

52:620:491,492,493, Special Topics in Management (3,3,3)
Designed to integrate course materials, introduce newer philosophies and techniques in management, and apply them to selected problems. Extensive readings and research reports required. Topics vary from semester to semester.

52:620:495 Honors Thesis in Management (3)
Individual research project.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

52:620:497 Management Internship (3)
A structured, practical program conducted by a business in cooperation with the School of Business-Camden.
Prerequisites: Cumulative grade-point average of 3.000; permission of internship director.