MGT 210 - Business and Economic Statistics (4 Semester Hrs.) R. Lucchesi
The objective of this course is to develop the necessary statistical and probabilistic tools for the intelligent use and interpretation of data gathered in a business environment. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability, sampling, estimation of parameters, tests of hypotheses, simple linear regression and correlation. There will be approximately four essay type exams. The course will follow lecture/ discussion format.
Prerequisite: MATH 131
MGT 225 - Financial Accounting (4 Semester Hrs.) J. Fenimore, W. Maurer
Financial accounting describes the fundamental principles and practices for external reporting oriented primarily towards the corporate business organization. Consideration is given to the accumulation and reporting of information to investors, managers and other interested parties, with a balanced perspective on the practice, theory, and conflicts of modern financial accounting.
The course objective includes:
MGT 226 - Managerial Accounting (4 Semester Hrs.) W. Maurer
Managerial accounting explores the various techniques for the preparation and analysis of accounting information for organizational planning and control. The topics of product costing and cost allocation will also be covered. The class period will be devoted to the solution and interpretation of assigned homework problems. The course grade will be based on three in-class tests and a comprehensive final exam.
Prerequisite: MGT 225
MGT 250 - International Business (4 Semester Hrs.) D. Vrooman
An introduction to the conduct of business in an international setting. Marketing, finance, operations, and personnel policies of the firm are considered within the contexts of the international monetary and trade systems and the culture, politics, economics, and demographics of various foreign settings. Three exams during the term and a comprehensive final determine the course grade.
Prerequisite: ECON 190
MGT 260 - Organizational Behavior (4 Semester Hrs.) C. Young, W. Smith
An introduction to the behavior of people in formal organizations. Topics will include motivation, individual differences, group dynamics, power and leadership. The emphasis is on demonstrating how theories and principles found in textbooks actually apply to our personal lives. So, student organizations, summer jobs and Wittenberg itself will be our labs. Because I strongly believe in the value of active learning. I try to minimize lecture and focus more on discussion, debate and experiential exercises. This requires that students do substantial reading on their own. Evaluation of student achievement is accomplished via formal writing, teamwork, and class participation.
MGT 290 - MIS (4 Semester Hrs.) W. Smith
Management Information Systems (MIS) is the set of systems (e.g., computer-based systems, telecommunications) required to manage, process, and use information as a resource in the organization. Thus, this course will focus on the use of computer and telecommunications technology to gather and process information in order to solve organizational problems. Students will gain general knowledge of computer software and systems for data management and analysis and specific skills in using Microsoft Excel, Access, and possibly FrontPage.
MGT 310 - Operations Management (4 Semester Hrs.) R. Lucchesi
The objective of this course is to give a clear understanding of the operations function. The operations function is the actual carrying out of the production of a good or service. Some of the general topics covered include quality planning and control, capacity planning and scheduling, inventory management, product and process design. We will identify the decisions that must be made in these areas and will study the tools used to make these decisions. The grade will be determined by approximately four essay exams. The course will follow the lecture/discussion format. There will be a tour of a local company.
Prerequisites: MGT 210, ECON 190
MGT 311 - Research Methods (4 Semester Hrs.) C. Young
The objective of this course is to apply the scientific method to solving organizational problems. Specific learning goals:
MGT 326 - Intermediate Accounting II (4 Semester Hrs.) J. Fenimore
Financial accounting describes the fundamental principles and practices for external reporting oriented primarily towards the corporate business organization. Consideration is given to the accumulation and reporting of information to users, such as investors, managers and other interested parties for decision-making purposes, with a balanced perspective on the practice, theory, and conflicts of modern financial accounting. The student is presented with an in depth discussion of the traditional financial accounting topics including the recent developments in accounting valuation and reporting practices promulgated by professional accounting organizations and implemented by practitioners in public and private accounting. The objective of this course is to provide you with a rigorous introduction to the methodology and logic behind the procedures and the principles followed in the development of accounting information presented in the financial statements of business enterprises.
The course objectives include:
? The purpose of the Balance Sheet (liabilities and stockholders' equity) and Statement of Cash Flows
? Capital structures and earnings per share
? Accounting for income taxes, pensions, leases and full disclosure
MGT 330 - Financial Management (4 Semester Hrs.) L. Stockstill
Introduction to basic concepts, principles, and analytical techniques of corporate financial management. Emphasis on managing assets and controlling costs. Topics include financial analysis, current asset management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, financial leverage, and valuation. The course is evaluated by objective exams which include theoretical questions and practical applications in approximately equal weight. Class preparation and participation are also included in the evaluation.
Prerequisites: ECON 190, MGT 210, 225
MGT 340 - Marketing Management (4 Semester Hrs.) P. Schindler
Course Goals: To expose the student to management decision making in the marketing arena, specifically with respect to strategic planning. Assessment Methods: Student work includes learning binder, possible quizzes, case analysis, numerous in-class oral participation assessments and oral presentation. Instructional Method: Class is primarily lecture with student participation.
Prerequisites: Math Placement Level 22, ECON 190; or permission of instructor; non-majors are welcome
MGT 360 - Human Resources (4 Semester Hrs.) C. Balas
Human resources management involves a variety of administrative skills, including compliance with legal requirements such as EEO, OSHA, ADA; job analysis; recruitment; selection; compensation; and training and development. HRM is also a critical strategic resource for companies competing on knowledge, speed and quality. This course examines both the administrative and strategic human resource management skills needed by mangers in today's organizations. This is a "laboratory" course using case studies and work with area companies to apply HRM theory to business situations. The course will use a format that combines classroom meetings with extensive team based work using web-supported activities. This format is suited only to serious and disciplined students who can function in a team environment with a high degree of independence.
Prerequisites: MGT 260 + ECON 190 or any social institutions course and competency in use of the PC and Internet research tools
MGT 370 - Legal Environment of Business (4 Semester Hrs.) L. Stockstill
A first course in law that introduces legal analysis, court systems, and case law. It emphasizes preventative law, i.e., avoidance of legal conflict and when to consult an attorney. Students are taught to reason by analogy and write in a legal style. Both real and hypothetical cases are used to generate Socratic dialogues. Topics include court systems, business crimes, torts, contracts, and product liability. Writings emphasize clear communication within a legal context using case analyses and reaction papers. The course is evaluated by class participation, writings, and analytical examinations.
Prerequisite: Junior Standing
MGT 381/481 - Applied Management (4 Semester Hrs.) L. Stockstill
MGT 390 - Topics: Public Relations (4 Semester Hrs.) P. Schindler
This course will be focused on issue of reputation management among an organization's various publics. Assignments will include case analyses, press materials (press releases, media kits, presentations, etc.), public presentations, materials for special events, institutional advertising, public research documents, peer critique, exercises will vary from 1-2 pages to 5-10 pages, video analysis (critique of strategy and tactics).
Prerequisite: English 101
MGT 426 - Federal Tax (4 Semester Hrs.) E. Garrity
The concepts and methods of determining federal income tax liability for the individual will be presented with explanations of theory, historical background, purposes, and results of tax statutes and regulations. Topics include the elements of both inclusions and exclusions for gross income and allowable deductions along with tax computations.
Prerequisite: MGT 226
MGT 460 - Strategic Planning & Policy (4 Semester Hrs.) D. Vrooman
An integration of all preceding Management courses through the study of the function and responsibility of top-level executives. The primary pedagogy is case analysis; in-class case discussion constitutes half of classroom activity, and two detailed written case analyses are required. In addition, student teams compete in an industry simulation, making 15 sets of annual decisions and preparing three summary reports.
Prerequisites: MGT 310, 330, 340