MGT 210 - Business and Economic Statistics (4 Semester Hrs.)
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 exams. The course will follow lecture/ discussion format.
Prerequisite: MATH 131
MGT 225 - Financial Accounting (4 Semester Hrs.)
Financial Accounting presents the fundamental principles and practices for external financial 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 objectives include:
MGT 226 - Managerial Accounting (4 Semester Hrs.)
Managerial accounting explores the various techniques for the preparation and analysis of accounting information for organizational planning and control. The development of critical thinking skills is necessary to understand the process of reporting information for people to use rather than following a set of rules or guidelines. The fundamental concepts of cost, decision-making, planning and performance evaluation in a managerial environment are presented to provide an extensive background and solid grounding for future careers. In-class discussions and problem solving are utilized to gain greater understanding of the application of managerial accounting. Course grade is based on testing and a comprehensive final exam.
Prerequisite: MGT 225
MGT 260 - Organizational Behavior (4 Semester Hrs.)
This course explores the behavior of people in both profit and nonprofit 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. Writing Intensive.
MGT 310 - Operations Management (4 Semester Hrs.)
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 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.)
The objective of this course is to apply the scientific method to solving organizational problems. Specific learning goals:
MGT 325 - Intermediate Accounting I (4 Semester Hrs.)
Financial accounting as presented in Intermediate 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 one 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.
Prerequisite: MGT 225
MGT 330 - Financial Management (4 Semester Hrs.)
Introduction to basic concepts, principles, and analytical techniques of financial management. Emphasis on planning and managing assets. 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. Math Intensive.
Prerequisites: ECON 190, MGT 210, 225
MGT 340 - Marketing Management (4 Semester Hrs.)
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 exams, marketing project, analytical case discussions, and numerous in-class oral participation assessments. Instructional Method: Class is primarily lecture with student participation, with some case analysis.
Prerequisites: Math Placement Level 22, ECON 190; or permission of instructor; non-majors are welcome.
MGT 360 - Human Resource Management (4 Semester Hrs.)
An organization's human resources are its most fundamental. In HRM we will study the classic topics within the context of a diverse, changing, work force: the philosophy and assumptions underlying the field; the legal background (EEO, OSHA, ADA, etc.); job analysis; personnel planning and recruitment; employee selection; issues in employment testing; training; employment development; compensation systems.
Prerequisites: MGT 260; ECON 190 or any social institutions course. Writing intensive.
MGT 370 - Legal Environment of Business (4 Semester Hrs.)
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. Major topics include business crimes, torts, contracts, and products liability. Writings include both case analyses and reaction papers regarding current legal topics. The course is evaluated by class participation, writings, and analytical examinations. Writing Intensive.
Prerequisite: Junior Standing
MGT 381 - Applied Management I (4 Semester Hrs.)
Students and teams of students will be developing marketing and promotional plans, business feasibility studies, and other experiential applications of their business skill and knowledge, for not-for-profit and for-profit organizations in the community. By permission of instructor. See Center for Applied Management for known projects and indicate your interest by filling out a student request form. 1 to 4 credits based on the size of the project and the number of project participants. Writing Intensive.
Prerequisites: Vary by project
MGT 425 - Advanced Accounting (4 Semester Hrs.)
Advanced Accounting covers the topics of accounting for business combinations, accounting for not-for-profit entities, and accounting for partnerships. The course will be discussion/lecture with the class presenting all homework problem solutions. The grade will be based on two in-class tests (one major, one minor), class participation, and a research project.
Prerequisite: MGT 325
MGT 430 - Investments (4 Semester Hrs.)
An introduction to the financial planning process and various types of financial investments including stocks, bonds, mutual funds and options, as well as the operation of the various securities markets. Methods of evaluating the profitability and risk of these investments individually and as part of a portfolio of securities are presented.
Prerequisite: MGT 330
MGT 441 - Advertising (4 Semester Hrs.)
A course analyzing the creative element of advertising with special emphasis on applying this understanding to actual business or organization communication goals. Assessment is based on individual and group work on campaigns as well as class participation. Ad plans and creative/copy plans are presented and defended in class, replacing exams. Class involves lecture and discussions.
Prerequisites: MGT 340 or permission of instructor; non-majors are welcome.
MGT 460 - Strategic Planning & Policy (4 Semester Hrs.)
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. Writing Intensive.
Prerequisites: MGT 310,330,340
MGT 470 - Business Associations (formerly MGT 371 - Commercial Law)(4 Semester Hrs.)
A seminar course that focuses on business associations. The topics addressed include agency, partnership, corporations and the regulation of business. Although the course centers on statutes, cases are used to illustrate and update the law. The course is evaluated by a variety of writings: short answer and essay quizzes; legal memoranda; and, a mock trial project. Class participation is also included based on discussions and Socratic dialogues. Writing Intensive.
Prerequisite: MGT 370
MGT 481 - Applied Management II (4 Semester Hrs.)See MGT 381 - Applied MGT I